What’s on in the county in January
members, Watton Christian Community Centre, Watton, IP25, 6AB, 7.30-9.30pm. norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk
9TH UNTIL FEBRUARY 5TH
The Bishy Contemporary lace group is holding an exhibition at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes visitor centre. Microscopic features contemporary bobbin and needle lace in two and three dimensional forms.
10am to 4pm. norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk
11TH – 27TH
Did you know Norfolk hosts a sporting World Championship every year? Head to Potters Resort at Hopton for the World Indoor Bowls Championship featuring the best players from around the globe. This is the 21st year that Potters has hosted the event, with tickets starting from £5 during the week. pottersholidays.com/worldbowls
12TH UNTIL MARCH 3RD
Beloved children’s book The Tiger Who Came to Tea is brought to life at a special exhibition at Blickling Hall. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Judith Kerr’s book, it will feature her iconic illustrations, a family trail and life-size model tiger. Exhibition free, but normal admission fees apply. nationaltrust.org.uk/blicklingestate
Join intrepid collectors and bargain hunters at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Flea market. Browse postcards, ephemera, books, records, classic toys, curious collectables, small antiques and bric-a-brac. 12TH
It’s a crafting and homeware sensation de jour – and the 1970s trend of macrame shows no signs of disappearing. Make your own macrame plant holder at a work shop at Urban Jungle in Old Costessey, Norwich, where you will learn the basic knots, pick your own coloured cords and make your creation. There will be coffee and cake to keep you going.
£20, booking essential. 10am – 12pm. urbanjungle.uk.com
The pupils at Notre Dame High School in Norwich present White Socks, a new musical written and directed by students James O’Donnell and Owen WhitesideWard. Featuring 50 performers, a lchorus, and a 15-piece jazz band, White Socks tells the story of a New York jazz singer trying to reach his potential against a backdrop of gang violence. Performances 17th to 19th, 7pm, with additional 2pm matinee on 19th, Notre Dame High School. Tickets £5 adult, £3 child. Tickets available from eventbrite.com 19TH
The Norfolk and Norwich Novi Sad Association’s annual Paul Cross Memorial Concert is at the Assembly House, Norwich and will feature works by JS Bach, Philippe Gaubert, Sigfrid KargElert and the Serbian composer I.Baji. Proceeds go to the Milan Petrovi School in Novi Sad. 7.30pm. £18, students £7. Box office 01603 598688
The Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society return to Norwich Theatre Royal with award-winning musical comedy Guys and Dolls, set in 1950s New York. 26TH
The Neutrinos return for a very special 20th anniversary gig at the Norwich Arts Centre. Fronted by Karen Reilly, the Norfolk band are considered true performance innovators – illustrated by their run of shows at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
ABOVE: New Year’s Day fireworks in Cromer. Photograph Robert Hubbard, winner of the photography competition sponsored by Titanium Fireworks
ABOVE: New Year’s Day horse racing at Fakenham Racecourse Picture: Ian Burt